As a I noted a week or so ago, there’s no shortage of sculpture on display in Regina over the next few weeks/months. You can add this exhibition, which opens at the Dunlop Gallery’s Central location on Friday, Sept. 19, to the list.
The exhibition showcases work by three artists: Jason de Haan, Kerri Reid and Kara Uzelman. Gallery publicity does make mention of drawing, photography and video as other media that are included in the show, but found domestic and natural objects are the primary component.
The artists aren’t working as a group, so their treatment of these objects varies, but generally they are into altering and repurposing them to inspire new poetic and speculative meanings. All this, of course, takes place within the broader reality of our material culture where objects serve all sorts purposes from the strictly utilitarian to expressions of status, nostalgia, personality and more.
From What Remains will open with an artist talk on Friday at 6 p.m. There will be a reception afterward, and the exhibition will run at the Dunlop until Nov. 13. Pictured above, by the way, is a work by Kerri Reid called Souvenirs (California) . It consists of found rocks along with matching ceramic copies. I’ll leave it to you to puzzle over which might be which.